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April 12, 2024 4:09 PM

Swiss women climate court win could expose governments to future losses

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)'s recent ruling on Tuesday (April 9) in favour of more than 2,000 Swiss women, could see other governments soon face verdicts that would require them to improve their climate policies, legal experts said. The association of Swiss women, known as KlimaSenior...

April 10, 2024 12:40 PM

Russia, Kazakhstan evacuate over 100,000 amid severe flooding

Russia and Kazakhstan ordered more than 100,000 people to evacuate after swiftly melting snow swelled mighty rivers beyond bursting point in the worst flooding in the area for at least 70 years. The deluge of meltwater overwhelmed scores of settlements in the Ural Mountains, Siberia and areas of Ka...

April 9, 2024 9:30 PM

World faced hottest March ever: EU climate agency

The world experienced the hottest March ever, making it the tenth month in a row that is the warmest on record, the European Union climate agency said on Tuesday. The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) said that the average surface air temperature was 14.14 degrees Celsius globally which was 0...

April 9, 2024 6:26 PM

Swiss climate policy shortcomings violated human rights, top court rules

Europe's top human rights court ruled on Tuesday that the Swiss government had violated the human rights of its citizens by failing to do enough to combat climate change. The European Court of Human Rights's (ECtHR) decision on the case brought by more than 2,000 elderly Swiss women set a precedent...

April 7, 2024 4:12 PM

IMD using AI, machine learning for weather forecasts: DG Mohapatra

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has started using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in weather forecasts, and it will expand it further into other areas to improve forecasts in coming years, IMD’s director general Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said on Sunday.  The IMD DG stated ...

April 5, 2024 9:54 PM

Heat wave alert for parts of east, peninsular India over next 2 days

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heat wave alert for certain regions of east and peninsular India over the next two days, according to its latest update. Areas expected to experience heat wave conditions include Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Vidarbha, North Interior...

April 5, 2024 3:22 PM

8 out of 10 people worldwide support reducing plastic production, shows survey

More than 400 million tonnes of plastic are produced every year globally, according to data provided by the UN. Just half of this production is meant for single-use, with only around 10% being recycled.  With an estimated 19-23 million tonnes of plastic waste finding its way into lakes, rivers, an...

April 3, 2024 3:27 PM

Taiwan’s strongest earthquake in 25 years kills nine; 50 missing

Taiwan's biggest earthquake in at least 25 years killed nine people on Wednesday, injuring more than 800, while 50 went missing en route to a national park, authorities said, as rescuers used ladders to bring others to safety. Television broadcast images of buildings tilted at precarious angles in ...

April 2, 2024 12:33 PM

Kollam residents protest as high tidal waves damage homes

Residents of Kollam city in Kerala took to the streets on Monday following the damage caused by high tidal waves in the coastal region. Several families were forced to evacuate their homes on Sunday and cook meals on the road after water entered the buildings, resulting in extensive damage. Protes...

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